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Rustic Comfort Close to Great Smoky Mtns Ntl Park and Bryson City Attractions

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 2 BA Custom Log Cabin Close to all Bryson City and Cherokee Attractions

You will absolutely love staying at our little getaway on the mountainside! Our custom built log cabin is centrally located 5 miles from Bryson City and 5 miles from Cherokee NC. As you enter the neighborhood and begin the slow climb up the gravel road and around the mountain let your worries fade and your vacation mindset flourish! Once you arrive at the cabin take in the mountain views while relaxing in the rocking chairs on the deck or head on in to the cabin. As you enter the front door you will be in the fully equipped kitchen. There is an oven, stove, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, drip coffee maker, utensils, pots, pans, and a rustic driftwood dining room table for four. For larger groups we also have extra chairs and a foldable table just in case. The multi-level layout of our 1800 square foot cabin will allow you and your family to spread out; avoiding that "on top of each other" feeling.

The Living Room features a comfortable sofa and loveseat along with handmade end tables with wood from the property! You will also enjoy the comforts of home with our 42” HDTV but the real treat can be found through the sliding glass door onto the deck overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is a bedroom on the main level featuring a queen bed with comfortable linens provided. This layout is great for someone who may have mobility issues or a problem with stairs. There is also a full bathroom featuring a sink, toilet, shower and tub complete with linens and toiletries. We also supply an environmentally friendly, organically derived body wash for our guests that we know you will appreciate!

Heading up the stairs to the loft and directly in front of you will be the second bathroom complete with a sink, toilet, tub and shower combination. Hand towels, linens, soaps, and toiletries provided for you. There are two bedrooms in the loft as well. Each bedroom features vaulted ceilings, queen beds with comfortable linens provided, a closet with hangers, and sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony. It’s a perfect spot for star gazing or a cup of coffee in the morning while listening to the birds!

The lower level, what we call the entertainment level, features a sofa and a couple of comfortable lounger chairs. Perfect for enjoying a movie or sporting event on our 60” HDTV: complete with blue ray player. There is a pool table on this level as well as a fourth bedroom complete with a queen bed and comfortable linens as well. For longer stays we have a washer and dryer available.

Heading outside from the lower level to the covered patio you will find the hot tub most relaxing after a day of hiking or area exploration! The outside space also has a fire pit area for roasting S’mores or enjoying an adult beverage with family and friends! Peaceful. Rustic. Relaxing.

Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes the cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!

- Views, Views, Views(No explanation needed I guess)

- The Experience that we provide(My wife and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking. It’s a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information).

- Location(Our families and groups and stated the location as being perfect. So close to everything in the Bryson City and Cherokee area yet “away from it all”

- Custom Art and Decor(My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin. We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests)!

- The Cabin Layout(3 Levels provide a better group experience for 6 to 8 guests while remaining quaint cabin).

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you! Let us know if there any questions at all we can answer!

More Details

Owner
Brian
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Brian

My name is Brian Whitener. My wife Sarah and I love the mountains of Western NC! I also enjoy photography, biking, woodworking, and spending time with my lovely wife Sarah. Our passion is to see people experience a place of rest and rejuvenation from their busy everyday lives. My wife and I believe our cabin, this area, and the naturally beautiful surroundings of Bryson City provide such a place to reconnect with family and friends! We are excited to share the cabin with you and we know you will find it most relaxing! We also really enjoy assisting all of our guests experience the most fulfilling time possible while here. There are so many hiking trails, waterfalls, and things to do it can become overwhelming! Once you have booked with us and have reviewed our Area Information Page please feel free to ask us any questions about any of the excursions listed!

Why Brian chose Whittier

- Views, Views, Views(No explanation needed I guess)

- The Experience that we provide(My wife and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking. It’s a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information).

- Location(Our families and groups and stated the location as being perfect. So close to everything in the Bryson City and Cherokee area yet “away from it all”

- Custom Art and Decor(My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin. We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests)!

- The Cabin Layout(3 Levels provide a better group experience for 6 to 8 guests while remaining quaint cabin).

What makes this cabin unique

Guests will have access to the entire property except for admin closets in the cabin that are locked. However, we do ask that you respect our neighboring property privacy.

My wife and I live in Bryson City so we are only a short distance away.  We strive to maintain your privacy and serenity, so don't expect to see us unless we are needed.  We would absolutely love to assist you with planning and any questions you may have about the area! After reviewing the Guest Information Page and Area information Page you will receive upon booking; please feel free to text, email, or call us with any questions so we can make your stay with us a memorable one!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin had many personal touches they left for visitors, very thoughtful hosts! Along with a welcome note and gift made by them.... Very nice!
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests are subject to following the rules provided in the House Manual located in the cabin and on the Guest Info Page given upon final booking.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rustic Comfort Close to Great Smoky Mtns Ntl Park and Bryson City Attractions
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 46 reviews
5

Amazing views in a modern but yet rustic cabin! Can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

Best views around and close to everything. The cabin is just perfect, fire pit outside, jacuzzi....with lights that change color, 3 levels inside and enough room that 3 families weren't on top of each! Modern furnishings, huge TV downstairs with a pool table, very clean with porches and rocking chairs that make you want to just sit, rock and look at the views!!! The owners responded very quickly with any request that we had!

The Shellman's 3/2017

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the awesome review! It's great to hear someone say some of the things you said because it's our goal with our guests. We most certainly look forward to hearing from you again. Keep in touch! PS I'm going to chainsaw some down trees this afternoon lol!
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5

Extremely cozy home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This house was tucked away in the mountains and very well maintained. Great location, close to The Nantahala River, Bryson City and Cherokee. We had an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This home was perfect for our family. Simple and comfortable with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the property. Clean, comfy, and has a wonderful view. We stayed for three nights and really enjoyed the area. Bryson City and Cherokee had fun family activities: fishing, shopping, hiking, and the escape room were a few of our favorites. Hopefully next time we visit we can ride on the steam train and try out the whitewater rafting!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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League City, Texas
5

The drive is worth the view

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 7 people. 4 adults, 3 kids. The owners are kind, responsive, and helpful. Bring a few extra towels if you go through a lot. Bring extra blanket if you are cold easily. But overall, it has anything you need for a quick get away from home. Get ready for some steep roads, if you come from the flat lands like we do, it was a surprise. But once or twice through, it became very easy. It is a beautiful view. Peaceful and quiet. Great place to catch fireflies. The house is centrally located between Bryson City and Cherokee. Very easy access to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay with only one issue

  • 4 of 5

Great views, clean, comfortable beds and I had a great time being there with my 2 sisters and niece and friend. The owner was great and easy to deal with and helpful.

The only negative is that the table only seats 4 and we had 5 so someone had to sit on the sofa or someone where else. Not another chair could be found and the table is small. So 4 nice bedrooms with queen beds but no place to serve them. Highly recommended for 4 person stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lowell and thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! As listed in the house manual the extra table and chairs are in the laundry room beside the baby gates for the stairs. We host many groups of 6-8 so we keep it there for that size group wanting to have a family dinner. Any time there are questions at all we are just a phone call or text away:) We enjoyed hosting you and your family and would love to again someday! God-bless!
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Hoover, Alabama
5

Such a nice place, in a great central location.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was ideally suited for our extended vacation. Being off the information highway was much needed for our de-stressing vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Jeffrey! We enjoyed hosting you and are glad you were able to have a stress-free vacation. Its what we are all about! Thanks again and please let us know if we can ever assist you in the area or host you again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Smoky Mountain Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Brio
Car: necessary

The cabin is in a mountain community called Ocona Lake Estates. You will feel very secluded but close enough to town if you need something. We have a very strict 10mph speed limit int he neighborhood. There isn’t a ton of traffic so many people will be out walking the gravel roads. You can also head around to our private Ocona lake for fishing, wildlife viewing, or a picnic. Bryson City itself and the surrounding area is an outdoor adventurist's paradise.  It has been named a top tourist destination in the United States and one of America's top small towns. My wife and I fell in love with this community when we visited a few years ago.  Cherokee is also just a few miles up the road with many historic sites and a beautiful casino. Golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, zip lines, tubing, rafting, relaxation, jeep tours, scenic rides, waterfalls, parks, fishing, boating and so much more are abundant here! Just be warned...people come here and never want to leave. It's why we are here and want to share it with everyone! Bryson City is a true small but has a number of shops, restaurants, craft breweries, and growing collection of art galleries.   It's home to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and makes a perfect home base for exploring Western North Carolina and Tennessee. Easy day trips include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove, the Franklin, NC waterfalls, and Asheville.

The neighborhood is a maintained gravel road that is not too steep for two wheel drive vehicles. Pick-up trucks without four wheel drive should park at the top portion of the driveway next to the steps to avoid spinning up the gravel You are about 10 minutes from a grocery store in Cherokee and also in Bryson City. There is taxi service in the area but you will need a vehicle for the most part in any mountain town.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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